What is it?

S4G, the un-mediated, not moderated social platform

Have you ever thought you have something to “express” with a social dimension but never had the opportunity to do it?

Then S4G is what you are looking for:

  • Open, unrestricted and easy to use
  • Three mediums to choose from: TEXT, VIDEO, PHOTO
  • A way to express your ideas, reflections and expertise, on social issues and broader development and society at large
  • You do not need to be an expert but just passionate about what you share

Latest Sharings

IVCO 2023: KUALA LUMPUR CALL TO ACTION

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FEBRUARY 7, 2024 We are pleased to share the Kuala Lumpur Call to Action, a statement developed by the delegates at IVCO 2023. It expresses our commitment to support and encourage a new generation of volunteers as changemakers. We hope you will share and discuss the Call to Action with your colleagues, and that your organisation will endorse it using the link at the bottom of this email.

OXFAM: Global water crisis looms yet only one in four of the biggest food and agriculture corporations say they’re reducing water use and pollution

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Only 28 percent of the world’s most influential food and agriculture corporations report they are reducing their water withdrawals and just 23 percent say they are taking action to reduce water pollution. Oxfam’s new analysis of 350 corporations using World Benchmarking Alliance data comes ahead of World Water Day (March 22).

The Relationship between Digital Technologies and Atrocity Prevention

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New and emerging digital technologies — including, among others, social media platforms, artificial intelligence, geospatial technology, facial recognition and surveillance tools — have and will continue to rapidly shift the space of human interaction in the modern world.

OECD: Anti-Corruption and Integrity Outlook 2024

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In recent years, OECD countries have strengthened their anti-corruption and integrity frameworks. However, according to OECD criteria, in key areas countries’ monitoring and implementation of integrity measures need improvement, meaning that countries are not mitigating corruption risks as well as they could.

Pushing forward for gender equality: CSW68 event showcases strategies for countering pushback and advancing women’s rights around the world

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On 20 March 2024, UN Women, in partnership with UNDP, UNFPA, and OHCHR, gathered partners to discuss strategies for advancing gender equality at “Multistakeholder Partnerships and Practices to Push Forward for Gender Equality, Human Rights, and Democracy”, a flagship side event held at UN headquarters and online during the 68th session of the Commission on the Status of Women.

General Assembly adopts landmark resolution on artificial intelligence

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21 March 2024SDGs The UN General Assembly on Thursday adopted a landmark resolution on the promotion of “safe, secure and trustworthy” artificial intelligence (AI) systems that will also benefit sustainable development for all.

UK social enterprise ‘top 100’ 2024 edition opens for nominations

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The search is on for this year's pioneers in diversity, climate action, social investment and leadership as Pioneers Post opens this year's NatWest SE100 Social Business Awards. Don't miss your chance to be named among the UK's top 100 impact enterprises – enter by 5 May.

ACHIM WENNMANN TO HOLD THE NAGULENDRAN CHAIR IN PEACE MEDIATION

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The Geneva Graduate Institute is pleased to announce that Dr Achim Wennmann has been appointed Professor of Practice in the Interdisciplinary Programme and will hold the Nagulendran Chair in Peace Mediation with effect from 1 April 2024 for a term of five years.

Social Entrepreneurship Summit 2024

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28th – 29th August Sofia, Bulgaria & Online Host: University of National and World Economy

FREEDOM HOUSE: “I Will Get Out of Here Eventually”: A Conversation with Journalist and Political Prisoner José Rubén Zamora

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The imprisoned founder of Guatemala’s El Periódico, which made its name by exposing corruption in the country’s ruling classes, is awaiting a new trial on money-laundering charges that press freedom groups call politically motivated.

Embargoed WRI Press Call on the 2023 Tree Cover Loss Data

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Join the World Resources Institute (WRI) team on March 26, 2024 for a preview of how much tree cover was lost in 2023 and an analysis on the state of the world’s forest.

EU: AI Act passed in Parliament fails to ban harmful biometric technologies

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On 13 March 2024, the European Parliament adopted with an overwhelming majority (523 in favour, 46 against, 49 abstentions) the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Act. The legislation classifies AI systems based on the risk they pose to individuals’ and groups’ autonomy, civil liberties, and safety.

Climate action plans are blueprints for investing in our future: Simon Stiell at Copenhagen Ministerial

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The following is the transcript of a speech delivered by UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Simon Stiell on 21 March 2024 in Copenhagen, Denmark, at the start of a two-day Climate Ministerial meeting.

22ND MARCH: Safeguarding Information Integrity: Exploring State Strategies,

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The event, Safeguarding Information Integrity: Exploring State Strategies, will provide an opportunity to listen to representatives from international organisations, civil society, and non-profit social media organisations working on countering disinformation. It will take place from 13:00 to 4:00 (CET), Room XXVII, Palais des Nations, Geneva.

Civil Society Coalition Unpacks Trends in VNR Reporting

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A coalition of civil society organizations (CSOs) has launched the eighth edition of the ‘Progressing National SDGs Implementation’ report, which provides an independent analysis of reporting by UN Member States to the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).

Acute malnutrition has doubled in one month in the north of Gaza strip: UNICEF

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1 in 3 children under 2 years of age are today acutely malnourished in the north, according to nutrition screenings conducted by UNICEF and partners

Greenwashing: Dutch Airline KLM’s Ads ‘Misleading’, Court Rules

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The lawsuit was filed in 2022 by environmental group Fossil Free, which accused KLM of greenwashing over a campaign to celebrate the airline’s 100th anniversary. By Martina Igini.

Global Witness: Standing firm

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The Land and Environmental Defenders on the frontlines of the climate crisis. This report, and our campaign, is dedicated to all those individuals, communities and organisations that are bravely taking a stand to defend human rights, their land, and our environment

Shaping the agenda: Youth engagement and empowerment at the 68th session of the Commission on the Status of Women

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After an invigorating three-day assembly, the CSW68 Youth Forum, held on 15–17 March 2024, closed with renewed commitments and actionable insights.

Death Penalty Politics: The Fragility of Abolition in Asia and the Pacific

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This special collection of articles on the death penalty and the politics of abolition in Asia and the Pacific is published to coincide with the centenary of one of the world’s earliest statutory abolitions, in the Australian state of Queensland, in August 1922

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